Philadelphia, PA., June 30, 2021 – PACT, the Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies, culminated two days celebrating the Philadelphia region’s technology, healthcare and life sciences innovators and leaders tonight at the 2021 PACT Enterprise Awards. Following the region’s first, large-scale gathering post-pandemic, the virtual event recognized 27 outstanding individuals and organizations through nine competitive categories. Josh Kopelman was recognized during Tuesday’s in-person event as the Legend Award Honoree, an award presented annually to an individual who has actively supported technology and innovation in the region through leadership and exemplary work.
“As the leading association for technology and life sciences in the Philadelphia region, PACT is incredibly proud to welcome the community back to celebrate the local investors, entrepreneurs and businesses who are transforming life sciences, healthcare and technology and their related fields worldwide,” said Dianne Strunk, Vice President, PACT. “The Enterprise Awards have a long history of recognizing those making a tremendous impact, and it’s my honor to congratulate each of them on their success.”
Introducing the 2021 PACT Enterprise Awards winners:
- Healthcare Innovator: NeuroFlow – Philadelphia, PA
- Life Sciences & Healthcare CEO: Maria Maccecchini, Annovis Bio – Berwyn, PA
- Life Sciences & Healthcare Emerging: Incyte – Wilmington, DE
- Life Sciences & Healthcare Startup: Envara Health, Inc. – Malvern, PA
- Technology Company: Suvoda – Conshohocken, PA
- Technology CEO: Larry Berran, iPipeline – Exton, PA
- Technology Emerging: Greenphire – King of Prussia, PA
- Technology Startup: CrossBeam – Philadelphia, PA
- Investment Deal: Vertex – King of Prussia, PA
In addition to the competitive award categories, PACT recognized Josh Kopelman, Founding Partner of First Round Capital as the Legend Award Honoree, during the in-person celebration event the prior evening.
Josh has consistently ranked in the top 20 of Forbes annual “Midas List” of the top 100 tech investors. Before becoming a venture capitalist, Josh founded three companies: In 1992 Josh co-founded Infonautics Corporation – taking it public in 1996. Josh co-founded Half.com in 1999 and led the company through its acquisition by eBay. And in 2003 Josh helped to found TurnTide, an anti-spam company that was acquired by Symantec. Josh is an inventor on over a dozen U.S. Patents for his work in Internet technology. On a local level, Josh also serves as Chairman of the Board for The Philadelphia Inquirer, LLC and is a member of the board of directors of the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation.
The full 2021 Enterprise Awards Broadcast can be found on our YouTube Channel by clicking HERE.
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Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT)
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